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03-21-2013, 07:09 PM
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can you not just gift your city the necessary materials?


edit: are the damned trade ports not working correctly anymore? I never see trains nor ships coming into port anymore.


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03-22-2013, 09:43 AM
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can you not just gift your city the necessary materials?


edit: are the damned trade ports not working correctly anymore? I never see trains nor ships coming into port anymore.
I think I figured it out. I needed to build another trade port.

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03-22-2013, 09:52 AM
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Just opened an Expo center. Man, that thing is amazing. I'm clearing 3000 guests for a rock concert and making $200k per concert!

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03-22-2013, 09:59 AM
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Just opened an Expo center. Man, that thing is amazing. I'm clearing 3000 guests for a rock concert and making $200k per concert!
It's such a massive cash cow that thing.

The only kicker is that the traffic going to an event pretty much forces you to upgrade all the roads around it. Still worth it.

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So i've opened Origin for the first time since they offered the free game.

Now I don't know which game to choose. Dead Space or Battlefield.. I'll probably play the game once and be done with it anyway.. Decisions, decisions..

And I think I'm already done with SimCity.. I get bored so ****ing fast.

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03-22-2013, 02:38 PM
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If they made the city sizes bigger then I'd probably be interested in buying this game. Cities seem to small to do anything really good for me.

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03-22-2013, 02:52 PM
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So i've opened Origin for the first time since they offered the free game.

Now I don't know which game to choose. Dead Space or Battlefield.. I'll probably play the game once and be done with it anyway.. Decisions, decisions..

And I think I'm already done with SimCity.. I get bored so ****ing fast.
I'd go for Dead Space even though I haven't played it. With BF3, you're way behind in terms of DLC (5 expansion packs, each released at $15 a pop, although you can get the earlier ones for ~10 now), the single player campaign is subpar, and the multiplayer really isn't anything special (although it's certainly a more immersing/semi-realistic game than CoD).

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03-22-2013, 03:30 PM
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There's no point getting Battlefield 3 base game. You need premium.

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Processing Large File... Please Wait.

Why does EA need a 20 min update everyday.

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Processing Large File... Please Wait.

Why does EA need a 20 min update everyday.
I'm pretty sure processing large file is just a new way for them to hide the queue.

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I'm pretty sure processing large file is just a new way for them to hide the queue.
Sounds like something EA would do.

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I'm pretty sure processing large file is just a new way for them to hide the queue.
Or make you think they're fixing the game. I don't suppose there's a changelog anywhere

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03-23-2013, 09:41 AM
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So, tourists have stopped visiting my casinos. Any idea why? I have $8000/hr towards transportation including bus, train, ferry, airport and rail...

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03-23-2013, 07:28 PM
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What is the best way to attract tourists?

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What is the best way to attract tourists?
Stick something touristy right next to the entrance to your town.

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So, tourists have stopped visiting my casinos. Any idea why? I have $8000/hr towards transportation including bus, train, ferry, airport and rail...
Are your casinos located right at the town entrance? If they are not, the idiot tourists will just go shopping at the first place they find.

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03-24-2013, 04:09 PM
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Are your casinos located right at the town entrance? If they are not, the idiot tourists will just go shopping at the first place they find.
Casino is right at the entrance of town.

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03-24-2013, 07:44 PM
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It's sad that we have to do that in order to fully utilize casinos and landmarks. Is AI programming that hard to do in a game like this?

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03-25-2013, 04:29 AM
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It's sad that we have to do that in order to fully utilize casinos and landmarks. Is AI programming that hard to do in a game like this?
It should not be hard to get them to evenly distribute themselves. It would require a slight return to abstraction in the form of each sim getting a set destination and then traveling to it regardless, but that's actually closer to how the real world works. Everyone has a place they go to work, everyone has a place they go to school, and most people have one or two places they favor when shopping.

It's just really lazy programming on Maxis part, probably due to pressure from EA to get the game out the door.

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03-25-2013, 11:22 AM
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Casino is right at the entrance of town.
I learned this the hard way. The entire system in this game is flawed. I wanted my casinos by the waterfront. Complete and utter failure. Even with boats.

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03-25-2013, 12:39 PM
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I learned this the hard way. The entire system in this game is flawed. I wanted my casinos by the waterfront. Complete and utter failure. Even with boats.
Yeah, but even with it being at the entrance, I wasn't getting any tourists after a while.

Started a new city anyway.

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Anyone want to start a new region or have an invite for an older one? Now that I can finally play!

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03-25-2013, 04:42 PM
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Just to let you guys know that I'm not being ignorant by not accepting the invite to HFworld 2 (or whatever it's called). I just can't load the region for some reason. Other than the traffic being very oddly behaved (nobody takes alternate routes, even when they're much wider roads), it is the one problem I've run across.

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03-25-2013, 11:17 PM
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Man, **** tourism and casinos. Stupid. waste. of. time. and. resources.


Also, the international airport is more of an annoyance than anything. My cities are flooded with taxi cabs that literally drive around and do nothing.

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03-25-2013, 11:20 PM
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Man, **** tourism and casinos. Stupid. waste. of. time. and. resources.


Also, the international airport is more of an annoyance than anything. My cities are flooded with taxi cabs that literally drive around and do nothing.
Yeah, you're not the first person to complain about that.



I think this is the maddest I've ever been at a game I don't even own.

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